EMEA server market up 2.5% in Q3 2005

According to IDC, factory revenue in the EMEA server market grew by 2.5% in Q3 2005 over Q3 2004. This equates to $3.7 bln and represents 31.7% of total worldwide server revenue for Q3 2005. A euro view of the Q3 2005 market is marginally more positive, with 2.8% growth over Q3 2004, amounting to 3.1 bln euros. Unit growth remained strong and in double digits at 16.7%, equating to 552,000 shipments across EMEA. Growth of x86 systems was a significant contributor again with 11.6% and 18.6% growth for factory revenue and units, respectively.